US reaffirms support for Ukraine’s aspirations to join NATO

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US reaffirms support for Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO

At the same time, the press secretary of the White House stressed that the decision in this regard should be made by the North Atlantic Alliance.

Ukraine has long sought to join NATO, and the Biden administration has long debated those aspirations with it, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during an April 6 press briefing.

“We strongly support them, we are at one with them … but the decision must be made by NATO,” said a White House spokeswoman.

She stressed that the United States is attentive to the interests of Ukraine.

Recalling the invariability of Washington’s position on the issue of supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Psaki stated that the US administration is concerned about violations of the ceasefire regime in the eastern part of this country.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that the path to his country’s NATO membership is the only path leading to an end to the war in eastern Ukraine.

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